Jethro Kwenani-Bachelor Honours: Journalism & Communication Technology

Success: Sportsman of the Year (NUST), Club athlete of the year (Finland), participant at 24th World student games (Kazan Russia) and Namibian indoor high jump record holder.

Success advice: A lot of people tell you that school and sport don’t go well together but, this is something I disagree with because it has worked for me. One of the first things I did during my exchange study period in Helsinki in 2013, for example was to find an athletics club to train with, because I need an outlet to get my thoughts running. I did pretty well, distinctions in 4 out of the 5 school subjects and a Namibian indoor record on the track. If this doesn’t say impossible is nothing I don’t know what does. I am nothing short of thankful for the opportunities granted by the Namibia University of Science and Technology to climb above and beyond the cultural and academic boundaries of the world and of course adding to my athletic résumé but for this one has to work hard at what they are good at – for me its sports and studies.

Success quote: Nobody lives life backward. Look ahead that is where your future is!